3 thoughts on “How Do Breeders Get the Colors of Coleus?

  1. A gardener might harvest seed from a plant they like. Next season the gardener plants the seeds from this plant and notices slight differences among the plants as they grow and mature even though all the plants have the same growing conditions. According to the gardener’s preferences, one may pick a new plant to harvest seed or take vegetative cuttings from the favorite plant. From seed, one may get some offspring seed with the desired preferences. If the gardener takes cuttings from the favorite plant, each cutting will grow to have the same desired preferences as the parent. This method is one of the ways to get predictable new plants with desired preferences.

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